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Yale University, Department of BiologyDevelopment of a Salamander (1920s)

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Early biological film.

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Yale University, Department of Biology
Sponsor: N/A
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Biology

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Average Rating: 3.67 out of 5 stars3.67 out of 5 stars3.67 out of 5 stars3.67 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: JayKay49 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 22, 2011
Subject: Great Filmography
Very well shot. Especially the demonstration of early cell division to neurula stage. Impressive for the day.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - May 13, 2005
Subject: From Egg to Larva in 15 Minutes
Silent film from the 20s that uses time-lapse photography to show the development of a salamander from egg to larva. I bet this was really amazing back in the 20s, and its still pretty interesting today. Theres something amazing about cell division and growth when you see it fast enough to detect the motion. This is well photographed and fairly well preserved, with some striking imagery for a video artist to mine.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Reviewer: Spuzz - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - April 18, 2003
Subject: Name says it all.
This is a unique film, because of how a scientific film, made in the 1920's, can nail down the usage of time lapse photography to cover the development of the said animal. Although hardly action packed, I DID find it interesting and fascniating to watch the beast grow and grow and grow..


CU Salamander eggs
Time-lapse CU Embryo developing
Second time-lapse embryo
Another time-lapse
Last part of time-lapse sequence - more activity
More time-lapse growth
More dramatic changes in larvae

Biology Salamanders Amphibians

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